Freighters Borisfen and Welle collided off Azov, Azov sea
Vessel Traffic Control Centre Azov at 0700 Moscow time July 31 reported allision between general cargo vessels Borisfen and Welle in Azov area. Both vessels were under way with pilots on board. Borisfen suffered dented bulwarks and bulkheads in portside forepeak bilge, tears on the main deck. Borisfen loaded with wheat was en route to Turkey from Rostov, Welle in ballast was en route to Rostov, meaning that vessels collided on opposite courses. At 0500 UTC Aug 1 Borisfen was anchored on Azov road, Welle was docked in Rostov.